Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Seven New Historical Markers for County

The newest historical markers for Atascosa County will soon be put in place. The Church of Christ of Pleasanton was the first for the 2010 marker season to dedicate their marker in October. The First Baptist Church of Jourdanton has received their marker and are making plans for a big celebration to unveil it. Second Baptist in Pleasanton will begin planning a dedication when their marker comes late this summer. Last, but not least is a marker to commemorate the integration of the Pleasanton schools. The subject was submitted as an "untold story", or an underrepresented subject, to the THC, and the marker has been totally funded by the THC. It was one of 20 subjects accepted from across the state in 2009.

Approved by the Texas Historical Commission for the 2011 round are St.Matthew's Catholic Parish Church of Jourdanton, Jourdanton ISD, which will celebrate it's centennial in 2011, and Jourdan Campbell, Jourdanton's founder.

The current Official Texas Historical Marker program, which began in 1962, is a popular way to interpret local history across the state. There are approximately 15,000 such markers throughout the 254 Texas counties.

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